Obama advancing Clinton election agenda: Analyst

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The Obama administration is trying to advance its pro-Hillary Clinton election agenda through accusing Russia of conducting cyberattacks aimed at influencing US election process, a political analyst says.

Barry Grossman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday when asked about an announcement by the White House that the US would give a “proportional response” to hacking by Russia in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

“We obviously will ensure that our response is proportional,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. “It is unlikely that our response would be announced in advance.”

The accusations came after the hack of the Democratic National Committee in June and the subsequent release of 20,000 DNC emails by WikiLeaks in July.

The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Clinton blamed Russia for the cyber intrusion and said it aimed to help her Republican rival Donald Trump win the…

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